Posted: September 1, 2017 10:51 am
Did you know? The most common neuroma of the foot is called Morton’s neuroma which is between the third and fourth toe bones. It forms when bones in the feet press together and irritate a nerve. Causes include: wearing tight or poorly fitting shoes, repeated stress on the foot, frequently wearing high heels, injury, or a foot deformity. As the neuroma gets worse, it can cause a lot of pain.
Symptoms: This can include any of the following: sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot, feeling like you have a stone in your shoe or that your sock is wrinkled, painful lump, or shooting pains going to the toes.
Treatments: Treatment can be as simple as shoe changes with orthotics for extra support and a wider toe box, padding to help correct abnormal foot function and decrease pressure, physical therapy to reduce pain and swelling, and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce tissue swelling. Surgery may be used to remove the neuroma or injections may be used to permanently numb the nerve.
For your convenience we offer in house x-rays, custom braces and orthotics, and medical strength over the counter medications for treatment of numerous conditions.
During your visit you will experience a complete foot check that includes looking for skin melanomas which can occur due to sun exposure.
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